Range at 601 hosts ribbon-cutting

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- A new sporting goods store has opened its doors in Meridian.

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The Range at 601 hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday in the former Modern Outfitters building.

This is the third location for 601 sports in Mississippi. It's a family-owned business that has been active for eight years. This will be the company's first store with a gun range.

The owner says he has always looked at Meridian as a potential spot for his store, and everything fell into place.

"We have looked at Meridian, and Meridian is kinda of a big enough town," said Jason Martin-Nez, the owner. "What we do we needed to be in a medium size market, and Meridian fits that mold. We thought it was a need here. This store was purchased out of Dallas, and they were shutting it down and it was just the right time, right place."

The company will build a gun range at its Vicksburg location in October.